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Photo Gallery for Mardi Growl

Photos from MardiGrowl on Market Square that was held March 7, 2015. Warning: cute dogs.

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Judges relax between biscuit categories. Photo by Ryan McGill.

Biscuit festival celebrates fifth year in downtown Knoxville

Cold weather and a rainy forecast didn’t stop biscuit lovers from coming down to the fifth annual International Biscuit Festival from May 15-18 in downtown Knoxville.  The festival held competitions in four biscuit categories including savory biscuits, sweet biscuits, special biscuits and student biscuits.  The winners were: Special and Grand Champion of the Southern Biscuit Flour Biscuit […]

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Old City Java, located on South Central St. in the Old City, has become a mecca of coffee culture in Knoxville, known for both exceptional coffee and a relaxing atmosphere.

TNJN Spotlight: Knoxville makes centuries-old tradition all its own

  There is something uniquely divine about drinking the perfect cup of coffee while perched in a cozy coffee shop. Not to mention the quality conversation and culture contiguous with this centuries-old practice. Coffee is an art that comes in many forms: brewed, dripped, steamed, and poured. Hot and cold. Small and large. Delicately mixed […]

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4 things to check out this weekend

Here is a list of four events students should check out for the Feb. 8-9 weekend.

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New addition to The Tomato Head.

Tomato Head renovations give Knoxville an updated classic

An expansion at The Tomato Head has given Market Square a new bar and transformed a homegrown favorite into a renovated classic. The Tomato Head began expanding in September 2013 and will be finished during the summer of 2014. The new area, which formerly housed a Marble Slab Creamery, has doubled the elbow room within […]

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C&C Bistro

Downtown bistro brings unique french cuisine to Knoxville

 C&C Bistro opened in May 2013 off Clinch Ave in Downtown Knoxville. The restaurant brings a uniqueness that some say was long needed.  “I walked in thinking something seemed different,” said Caroline McGinnis, a woman eating at C&C Bistro. “I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed everything.” C&C Bistro is the sister restaurant to Coffee […]

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Parrish and his employees provide customers with many different coffee brewing methods in-store. However, his most successful venture of late has been the single-origin pour over, which is featured at OCJ's booth during the Downtown Knoxville Farmers' Market each weekend during the spring and fall. 
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Downtown Farmers’ Market brings food of life to Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville’s Market Square was abuzz again Saturday with its bi-weekly Farmers’ Market, offering a large array of fresh, local produce and artisan goods. The Farmers’ Market, which is in it’s 10th year, doesn’t just give life to the small city, it’s a livelihood for some of the famers who sell their produce in the […]

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